Criticism of Mormonism/Books/Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows/Front matter

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Response to claims made in "Front matter"

A FairMormon Analysis of: Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows, a work by author: Will Bagley

Response to claims made in Blood of the Prophets, "Front matter"

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Response to claim: xiv - The author states that he believes that Brigham Young meant exactly what he said regarding Blood Atonement

The author(s) of Blood of the Prophets make(s) the following claim:

 Author's quote: ...Like the faithful who sat through his fire-and-brimstone sermons, I believe Brigham Young meant exactly what he said [about blood atonement]....

FairMormon Response

Fact checking results: This claim contains propaganda - The author, or the author's source, is providing information or ideas in a slanted way in order to instill a particular attitude or response in the reader

This is the author's opinion: he has no evidence to support this conclusion


"Blood atonement"

Summary: It is claimed that during the administration of Brigham Young apostates were secretly put to death. They claim this is in line with the teachings of LDS leaders at the time that apostasy was the unforgivable sin, and that the only thing an apostate could do to redeem himself was to give his own life, willingly or unwillingly.

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